Zero Over Berlin

A WWII Novel From A Different Point of View

Zero Over Berlin

By Joh Sasaki

Translated by Hiroko Yoda with Matt Alt
Historical Fiction
Hardcover, 352 pages, 6.5 x 9.5 inches
978-1-932234-01-5 / 1-932234-01-2
U.S.$22.95 / CAN$31.95

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1940. Hitler wants to rain death on London but he doesn’t have the aircraft. Classified info about a new long-range plane—the Japanese “Type Zero”—intrigues Nazi generals who ask their Far Eastern ally for a few prototypes to study. But how to get the planes from Japan to Germany? Unable to fly over the Soviet Union or most of the vast British Empire, the Zeroes just might make it if they can refuel at the few secret pockets of resistance. An action-packed aviation novel that presents the geopolitics of World War II from the other side.

Joh SasakiJoh Sasaki is a writer of tales of adventure who has published close to fifty novels. Both the Japan Mystery Writers Association and the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association have recognized him for excellence in writing. He has also won the Yamamoto Shugoro prize, and over a dozen of his works have been made into films and/or stage plays. Zero Over Berlin is his richest historical work, demonstrating not only the breadth of Sasaki’s research into World War II and fighter aircraft, but also the wealth of imagination fed by his personal obsession with wild energy and unknown possibility.

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“(Zero Over Berlin) provides a fascinating portrayal of a world already at war before Pearl Harbor.”
The Japan Times

“A major Japanese talent in detective and thriller fiction appears in English with this excellent, compact WWII tale.”
Publishers Weekly

“Sasaki layers meticulous detail in (Zero Over Berlin), inviting readers into his world.”
Asahi Shimbun

“Sasaki has crafted a high quality thriller based on a conceit of nonfiction that works—that the Zero Fighter actually made it to Berlin.”
Mainichi Shimbun

“(Zero Over Berlin) is adventure fiction that sheds new light on German-Japanese relations on the eve of war.”
Tokyo Shimbun